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on time. start a new push for the healthcare.gov website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and web site. the president also is expected to say that republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. the government saying most of the glitches on the healthcare.gov website have now been fixed and now that the healthcare.gov website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and log onto the updated healthcare exchange. brokers and online assisters in utah say three of every four people who want to sign up for coverage on the federal government's online exchange are succeeding within an hour of logging in. navigators in wisconsin, illinois, alabama and north dakota reported vast improvement. the website is serving as a healthcare exchange for 36 states which did not or refused to set up their own website. california has it's own exchange at coveredca.com. which has also had some problems. our state exchange has >> a man was killed in a shark attack whi
are now fixed. the obama administration says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov at the same time. more than 400 bugs have been fixed. response times have improved from eight seconds to one. and error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to that healthcare they need. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the costs of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be a lot higher. >> republicans are now focusing on the overall healthcare bill rather than the website. even with the improvements, the administration admits the site could still buckle under peak demand. december 23rd is the final signup date to ensure coverage on january 1. >>> checking our bay area headlines, the santa rosa teen shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy may have a memorial park created in his honor. sonoma county lawmakers will meet tomorrow to discuss requests from the community. a deputy shot 13-year-old andy lopez in october because he mistook the teen's bb gun for an ak-47 assaul
on air. >> today kpix 5 is gathering the experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions about the state's affordable care act. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 1-888-5-helps-u. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everythingrent now. sometimes i feel all alone. mas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santarive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday u-s-a today reports the restaurant chain plans to p tablet computer >>> the restaurant applebee's is goi
was hurt. >>> in continuing coverage, healthcare.gov is revamped and running according to the obama administration after hundreds of fixes and increased capacity, the federal healthcare website is set to handle 50,000 users simultaneously. it doesn't look different, but pages we viewed today loaded quickly. the website spokesperson says errors have dropped from 6% to less than 1%. running or not, many republicans want to dismantle healthcare.gov. >> if we just sit back and hope it falls apart, it's the wrong thing. if it's teetering near the edge of the cliff, we should go ahead and push it over. >> democrats disagree and are calling for cooperation for affordable care to all americans. >> the question is, are we going to work together to fix these problems, or are we going to could do what our republican colleagues want to do, just sabotage the effort, even though they don't have an alternative. >> a surge in enrollment is expected by the december 23 deadline for coverage that begins in the new year. remember, california has its own website for the affordable care act at coveredca.
will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and website. --healthcar.gov website. in an event. the president also is expected to said the republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. the government saying most of the glitches on the health care.gov website have now been fixed. and now that the health care.gov website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health-care exchange. brokers and online and sisters in utah say three of every four people want to sign up for coverage of the federal government on one exchange are succeeding within an hour of walking in. navigators and wisconsin, illinois, alabama and north dakota reported a vast improvement. the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not refuse to set up their own website. california has its own unchanged at coveredca.com has also had some problems. our state exchange has >>james: a man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak and hawaii. it happened monday off th
't receive pensions. >>> the white house's self- imposed deadline has passed for the healthcare website to start working. reporter susan mcginnis has a check-up on the site that's become a political sore spot for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they w
were arrested statewide. >>> the man in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says his team did their job and now they have met their goal. the website is have reach 50,000 people simultaneously. >> the bottom line healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> now the next major test of healthcare.gov is probably going to come during the next couple of weeks. a serge in enrollment is expected near the december 23rd deadline to get coverage for the new year. >> president obama will mark the 25th anniversary of world aids day with a seat at the white house this morning. the president released a problem claymation in honor of world aid day which was yesterday. the president said because of advances in treatment, and aids free generation is within our reach. president is scheduled to speak at 10:20 this morning. >>> dozens of people came together yesterday at the aids memorial grove in san francisco to remember loved ones lost. the event marked the 25th anniversary of world aids day. phil wilson the founder of the black aids institute was hono
prevented the clinic from opening nearby. >> it's troubling to our community that this kind of healthcare is coming and a break down of family values. >> reporter: linda potter has lived in redwood city for 50 years. she and a vocal group of protestors are opposed to the opening of a planned parenthood clinic on el camino real. potter says it's not just about abortion. she says the clinic will lower property values. >> this isn't helping. this used to be a family restaurant where they could have community. and now it's a blight. >> we have come to expect protestors at our health centers. i think there is a vocal community of protestors here. >> reporter: the spokesman argues there is a need in redwood city for planned parenthood. >> only 3% of abortion services and in fact at this location we are not going to do abortions by surgery, just abortion by medication. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar that's because planned parenthood has been down this road before in redwood city. in fact, the last proposal was about a block away two years ago. back then, the lack of parking spaces made
:42 right now. the deadline has come and gone for the healthcare website fix. the progress that's been made and what president obama plans to announce today. >> and some new territory for the silicon valley's linkedin. how students are now using it for college. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home. like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] discover the world of nespresso on grant avenue and nespresso-us.com. for students heading off to college next year, it's cruh time. >>>5:45. let's check traffic. >> caught me there. okay. >> frank, i know. >> take it away. >> it's cool. i like it. all right. let's go out to the bay bridge toll plaza. we are still on standby waiting for the metering lights to be turned on, but so far, they haven't been so it's good in the fastrak lanes. outer cash lanes are getti
. >>> the white house says a million people visited healthcare.gov yesterday. a scenario that was unthinkable a few weeks ago. >> the president has been careful not to declare this a victory but kept his promise, an operational website by december 1st. in tonight's "reality check" nbc bay area's sam brock examines whether that statement is really true. it's december 3rd, sam. >> raj, jessica, time is up. it's important to note, though, things are running fine in california. we have our own exchange here. healthcare.gov used in 36 other states had well-documented problems. now, looks like the front-end issues have been resolved. people can largely access and use the site. what good does that do if on the back end insurance companies can't get accurate information? your information. are the technical glitches on healthcare.gov fixed? president obama says a month of troubleshooting from experts has improved the site's functionality. >> it's working better now and it's just going to keep on working better over time. >> reporter: the white house claims 50,000 users at a time, and 800,000 per day c
have signed up for insurance through the state's real affordable healthcare exchange. today kpix 5 is gathering the experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions so you can call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. 1-888-5-helps-u. or ask questions on our cbssf facebook page. >>> we are seeing that this is a great life because running. >> they have traveled around the world to race. and coming up, the long road from kenya to the california international marathon. >> we want to know what is cool -- >> i'm dennis o'donnell. more trades for the oakland a's. the bay area takes on canada and if you did not hear what happened to the warriors last night, you are not going to believe it. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. >> and we want to know what is cool about your school. you can email us a nomination at coolschools@kpix.com. we might come out and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back. ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] december is customer appre
bombarded with calls, questions about "covered california," the state's healthcare exchange. coming up on the consumerwatch we're answering your questions live on the air. call us now 888-5-helps-u. ,, commuters. some passengers got physically ill when the train got trapped in the oad hills tunnel this morning.. began fi >>> another rough ride for bart commuters today. some passengers got sick when their train got trapped in the oakland hills tunnel this morning and began filling with smoke. da lin on the sudden stop that crippled yet another east bay commute. da? >> reporter: yeah, ken. this is the latest major incident in what has been a very, very difficult year for bart and its passengers. this morning, about 700 passengers were stuck in a train stuck in a tunnel waiting for rescue so we asked bart, what's going on? a scary sight in a bart car passengers helping this woman, who appeared unconscious. a rider took the cell phone video this morning after the train they were in got stuck in the berkeley hills tunnel. >> it was confusing. we didn't hear anything for 40 minutes. >> i pan
healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country uninsured. >>> 6:09. define the odds. the northern california couple seeing triple. >> he is simple, funny and fun. >> a lunchtime turns into sho
-fly list. >>> the obama administration said they fixed the majority of problems trying to use healthcare.gov. the white house said technical fixes and upgrades have been made to the site and although it is still not error frees it works 90 percent of the time. >> we believe it will function effectively for the majority of users. >> that is a major improvement over october when the site was operating 43% of the time and frequently crashed. officials say 375,000 visitors went to the site today, that is double the normal traffic for a monday morning. covered california launched a online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 workers are eligible for the program. by signing up some small businesses could qualify for tax credits. officials say the market place offers employees and employers more options. >>> president obama pledged to continue the fight against aids here in this country and around the globe. he spoke at the white house of the advances the u.s. has made. >> today i am proud to announce we reached our goal, we exceeded our treatment target. help
healthcare law. these are live pictures from the hearing. many people struggled to sign up for insurance following the launch of the national website in october. but the white house says problems with the site have been fixed and millions of people are expected to sign up for coverage in coming weeks. >>> just as president obama begins a three-week public relations campaign for the new healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can i
information without being asked. how california's healthcare exchange says the move is meant to help consumers. >> and no villains to fight this time. a mission that brought them back to san francisco today. these are the hands a pediatrician. these are pioneering advances in heart surgery. and these are developing groundbreaking treatments for cancer. they're the hands of the nation's top doctors. kaiser permanente doctors. and though they are all different, they work together on a single mission: saving lives. discover how we are advancing medicine at kp.org join us, and thrive. health care through covered california, you you weren't expe >>> if you looked into getting healthcare through covered california, you might get some calls that you weren't expecting. california's health exchange is giving insurance companies the names of tens of thousands of consumers without them knowing. the l.a. times reports the state provided names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to insurance agents. those consumers research coverage online, but didn't have k to be contacted. the head of the pr
-third of people who signed up on healthcare.gov may have errors on applications due to computer glitches. >> it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired. >> a monster storm heading east after ravaging the northwest. >> the rockies getting hit hard today. east coast, enjoy the warmth while it lasts. >> investigators have reportedly ruled out drag racing in the crash that killed paul walker. >> "fast and furious" co-stars wrapped up a private memorial for the actor and his family. ? thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. >> a tourist in hawaii has been killed in a shark attack. he was dangling over the side of his kayak when he was bitten. >> a california woman is free after falling between two buildings and becoming trapped. >> all that -- >> for the win! he got it! uconn has left the building! >> brees, michael bennett! touchdown! seattle 11-1. >> these fans are great. broke the world record didn't they? >> loudest outdoor stadium ever. >> and "all that mattered."
improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows only 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of t
of the series is going to be released next summer. >>> and some troubleshooters for the federal healthcare website say it can now handle 50,000 users at the same time. the department of health and human services says system failures have fallen significantly and response times for web pages are less than a second. these are become critical issues for democrats. public perception of the website could be a factor in next year's midterms elections. >>> the big board on this monday, stocks are down following some weak black friday sales on friday. but right now, down about 44 points. and holding steady >>> not even the 12 days of christmas are immune to inflation. buying all the gifts mentioned in the classic christmas carol would cost you more than $27,000 this year up almost 8% from last year. if you buy all 364 items repeated throughout the 12 days of christmas, usual going to pay almost $115,000. the most expensive gift, the 7 swans a-swimming, which will cost you about $1,000 each. >> what about the five gol rings? >> forget the birds. give me the gold any day. >>> we are going to get r
on the healthcare.gov website. it is now working better and faster as the white house promised it would by now. they say they know it is still far from perfect. by 5:30 this evening eastern time the website logged 750,000 visitors so far today. that's getting closer to the 800,000 daily user goal the site is supposed to handle. >>> as we announced there is health news tonight about being over weight. it resolves around a critical question. can you be heavy and still healthy? new research has finding that is may surprise people. our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman is here with more on that. nancy, good evening. >> hey, brian. this has been a conventionalism for a long time that you can be overweight and still healthy if the other checked measures from your doctor are normal. things like waist circumference, cholesterol and blood glucose. but thinking that even if you're overweight or obese and look good on paper, it's not okay. it's not easy. there is a big study tonight that says there is no such thing as healthy obesity. researchers looked at 60,000 people and found good lab values d
healthcare gove sending incomplete files to the insurance policies. >>> now a followup. the captain in charge when the costco busan crashed against the rocks will not get his license back. he served nearly a year in prison for polluting ocean waters. the spilled oil polluted dozens of miles of shoreline and killed thousands of sea birds. >>> a strange story tonight. new video of firefighters in southern california rescuing a woman who fell between two buildings. happened just a few hours ago. the firefighters were lowered into that tight space and able to pull up the woman 25 feet to safety. it took about an hour. witnesses say the 28-year-old woman was trying to jump from one building to the other. >> we don't know why. >>> let's turn it over to jeff ranieri. we are expecting some of the coldest temperatures of the year. >> freeze watch in effect throughout wednesday morning. we'll have more on that coming up. let's get to the sky camera network. it is cloudy in the bay with fog and drizzle in san francisco. 54 in the peninsula in the south bay, temperatures in the low 50s there. tomorrow mo
of getting healthcare. i mean, you know, it's a lovely concept. i'm not sure is a realistic one. >> the key here appears to be testing, which a lot of young people are reluctant to do. officials hope since obama care kicks in, more young people will see their doctors and that could get everybody closer to zero. reporting live in the newsroom, joe vasquez, kpix5. >> as the number of new cases goes down, the number of survivors goes up. according to the aids foundation, there are about 15,000 people living with aids in san francisco. >>> getting close to catching their man, the new pictures of the suspect police say threw a woman's two cats into the bay. >> trash and a treasure. bay area artists turn illegally dumped junk from eyesores into something worth looking at. >>> and the woman who wants oakland mayor, jean quan's job and why she says she's the perfect candidate. ,,,,,,,, a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by s
said healthcare dot gov handled hundreds of thousands of visitors. >> we're keeping our eyes on a freeze on watch that will go into effect later on tonight. i will break down this when we continue. >> welcome back. we now know why this commuter train derailed yesterday in new york city. it was just going too fast. as it came up on a curve. the national transportation safety board says, information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was goiing 82 - miles- an- hour, on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. four people were killed, including jim lovell, a married father of three boys. >> this is what his family had to say. >> "i just want to say that he was a very loving father and i miss him a lot, and everybody cared about him. everybody." >> the engineer told officials, he applied the brakes but the train did not slow down. investigators found that the brakes were applied five seconds before impact. they say, they're looking at the engineer's cell phone records. and will continue to question him. >> the state of illinois is home to the wo
the weekend. the white house offered specifics today on what change to keep healthcare.gov from crashing or sending out error mess answer. technicians fixed spots. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time. >> we've made significant progress in improving healthcare.gov. and achieving a system that runs smoothly for the vast majority of consumers. >> republicans still aren't sold. the white house says it is working to improve the site and it isn't done yet. the administration is delaying a big push to get people enrolled until it's certain the technical glitches are a thing of the past. >>> overseas for a moment. benjamin netanyahu has met with the pope for the first time ever. netanyahu and pope francis met privately at the vatican for about 25 minutes today to discuss peace talks, iran and possible visit by the pope to jerusal jerusalem. netanyahu gave pope francis a book about the spanish inquisition written by his late father. in october, netanyahu was at the center of a diplomatic embarrassment when israel announced the two would meet but it turned out the meeting had not yet
to be working tonight. >> reporter: since its launch two months ago, health care.goff has be-- healthcare.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >
's healthcare plan. after two months of problems the website is now working and now president obama ising for a second chance and encouraging people to enroll in the plan. this comes as several house hearings are putting the affordable care act under the microcope. >> reporter: president obama discussed the economy in washington while pushing his campaign to get americans to sign up for the affordable care act. >> 3 million young americans have been able to stay on their parent's plans. >> reporter: hearings on capitol hill. one, looking at the botched roll out and its effect on taxpayers. >> no one has been held accountable for spending on a website that didn't serve the american people. >> reporter: the other, looking at how patients will be effected. >> this is an enact science here and it will involve billions. >> reporter: 1 million people visited healthcare.gov since the upgrade. supporters say it is following a path to medicare and social security. >> early set backs were resolved. critics were proved incorrect and these programs are popular with the american people. >> reporter: a
the american people we can do more with issues than just tackle healthcare. >> one of the issues in that for it to work is young people have to sign up, healthy people have to sign up. are we seeing the numbers. >> i know a few things about young people. they usually wait until the last minute to sign up. in california the people signing up that are young, 18 to 34, is tracking the percentage of young people in california. we may see a young person turn in the term paper at the last minute surge and if that's the case california will hit its goal. >> speaking of young people, minimum wage, big issue. the president wants it raised. back and forth on there. what are the economics of that here as far as you see? >> we are seeing economic recovery but economic recovery only going to the top. the 1% is getting the game now. the working class american is feeling like they're being left out. >> is that something that should be mandated? >> yes. >> why? >> i think it's our job to be sure that middle class working americans have a living wage. i am supporting george miller's raise the fed
and south korea. >>> the man in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says his team did its job and met its goals. jeff zion says the website can handle 50,000 users at the same time. that was the goal the obama administration had set for november 30th. die unsays the speed of the -- zion says the speed of the website has more than tripled. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> now, the next major test of healthcare.gov is probably gonna come in the next few weeks. >>> governor jerry brown and the california legislature will receive a salary increase starting today. the governor's pay will go from 165,000 a year to nearly 174,000. lawmakers will receive a 5% bump with most based salaries increasing from 90,000 to 95,000. the governor will accept his raise, a dozen legislators say they will not because many californians are still trying to recover from the recession. the commission deciding on pay hike after slashing salaries in 2008. >>> two people detained for questioning after a man died in the parking lot of a
three reports on that story tonight plus today, the healthcare website was supposed to be fixed. is it? we'll have that and more on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30, right after kpix 5 news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, new at 6:00 tonight: considered a frontrunner to replace oakland mayor jean and tonight, she >>> i'm ken bastida in the kpix 5 newsroom. here's what we have coming up for you at 6:00 tonight. considered a front runner to replace oakland mayor jean quan, tonight she is officially in the race. what this city councilwoman is saying and not saying about her plans to better the city. how a bay area music program that's been silenced for years is revived thanks to a surprise discovery in a closet. we'll have those stories and much more tonight at 6:00. and why wasn't i at that mall, you guys, when that money was being thrown away. >> next time. [ laughter ] >> you would only spend it on us. >> obviously. >> not. >>> "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming up next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on our website, kpix.com. captions by: caption colorado commen
the healthcare.gov web site says it has worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise for its 9 9% graduation rate. they were also given high marks for their average s. a. t. score. and mission san jose in fremont ranks 114. >>> the star of one of last year's catchiest summer songs bringing some holiday
spoke a short time ago highlighting the improvements to the healthcare.gov website since its botched launch two months ago. the revamped website now has a queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at a time. if the site is clogged, users can enter their emails and receive a message when the site is ready to process their application. the administration calls this feature a significant improvement. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one sixth of our economy, whatever comes up we're going to just fix it. >> the white house expects a big traffic surge to the website in a few weeks. and that's when consumers will probably rush to get insurance coverage by january 1st. >>> we're seeing startling new images of a wrecked commuter train in new york city as the engineer reveals new details about the deadly crash. >> a warning for tourists on the islan
covering healthcare ca.com looks like. its url is closed to the original coveredca.com. it's a resource guide on the affordable care act act. critics say it's deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. >>> today president obama is renewing his focus on the income gap between rich and poor. he will give a speech saying that inequality and wage stagnation are threatening americans' upward mobility and retirement. mr. obama plans to promote a hike in the minimum wage and promote the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be
to increased hiring in transportation, warehousing and healthcare. the jobs report was music to the ears of traders with the dow soaring nearly 200 points. in fact, one analyst said it seems good news means good news this week on wall street. >>> an east bay neighborhood known for its trendy bars, music venues and restaurants comes alive when the sun goes down. we're talking about the uptown in the heart of oakland. but a bustling night life comes at a price. kpix 5's da lin on how this evolving neighborhood is leaving out long-time businesses. >>> reporter: people come and go. but this corner shoe store? >> the neighborhood staple. >> reporter: 35 years and it, too, will go. closing at the end of the month. >> some days i have nobody coming in. absolutely nobody. >> reporter: some are even surprised he lasted this long. he credits his niche business, selling hard-to-find sizes. long-time customer elaine sampson drove from sacramento. >> very sad. this is the only shoe store in the bay area that i can get shoes at that i know of. >> it's going to change the fabric a little bit, the whole
. >> major, let's turn to obama care healthcare.gov website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden
clinic from opening two years ago. >> it's trouble to our community that this kind of healthcare is coming. and a break down of family values. >> reporter: linda potter lived in redwood city for 50 years. she and a group of protestors are opposed to the opening of a planned parenthood clinic on el camino real. potter says it's not just about abortion. she says the clinic will lower property values. >> this is not helping. this used to be a family restaurant now it's a blight. >> you come to expect protestors at our centers. there is a vocal community of protestors here. >> reporter: a spokesman argues there is a need in redwood city for planned parenthood. >> only 3% of abortion services and in fact at this location we are not going to provider surgical abortions, just medication abortions. >> reporter: if this sounds familiar that's because planned parenthood has been down this road before in redwood city. the last proposal was just about a block away two years ago. back then the lack of parking spaces made planned parenthood back off its plans. >> if they don't get those parkin
on that. >> new information on the healthcare.gov website which is handling the traffic on the website. 750,000 signed on yesterday, which the white house said any expected that number. despite the initial success, press secretary canne is refusing to say the measure fixes for the website amount to a mission accomplished declaration. >> sony's new play station four is cementing the status as the new toy, say they sold 2.41 million since the release last month the nintendo sold four million since the release in the fall and sony has done half that in three weeks. the play station four is going head to head with the new xbox unveiled by microsoft. >> interesting rest haitian about -- revelation about the past of pope francis' past, he reveals that he used to work as a bouncer at clubs! he celebrated mass as a church in a working class neighborhood outside of rome and talked informally before and after the mass and that is when he told a group that he was a bouncer! >> if you missed it, a familiar face on abc7 news is leaving, sam champion is taking on a new role as the weather channel. >
not need to seek healthcare. if they get a cough at this point, it's probably a cold or the influenza. >> the centers for disease control says there's another reason why passengers should not worry. the cdc has not yet confilmed that the man actually has t.b. >>> new this morning, the u.s. coast guard station in san francisco has released this dramatic video. it shows a helicopter crew coming to the rescue of a kayaker in the waters off the bay, a remote part of west marin county. the rescue happened yesterday after the coast guard received reports that the man was suffering from stomach pain and dehydration. no word on how the man got sick or his current condition. >>> police have tracked down a teenaged boy who escaped from san francisco's juvenile detention center. officers took the 17-year-old boy into custody on treasure island late last night several hours after his escape. no word yet on why the.was treasure -- why the boy was on treasure island or how officers found them. >>> 15-year-old students scored well in math, reading and science. of the 34 developed countries involvedd
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bottom line: healthcare.gov on december first is night and day from where it was on october first." >> pam: the administration progress report says the site can now handle up to 800-thousand visits a day. still, more work needs to be done. officials expect a surge in traffic just before december 23rd, the last day to sign up for coverage that takes effect on january first. >> catherine: it's now been about 5 weeks since an 85- year-old palo alto man was detained by the north koreans as his vacation was wrapping up. >> catherine: the white house is now weighing in -- pleading for his release. >> catherine: this is merrill newman - making a so-called apology over the weekend. the korean war vet said he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say this apology was clearly scripted. and some experts say pressure from the white house might not work. >> north korea it is giving in to the command of the demand of pressures coming from washington. pete >> catherine: inside edition has released another photo of newman. it shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north kor
reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back against the wall ♪ >> how the 3rd base coach of the san fransisco giants is using his music talent to help brine bryan stow recover. holid♪ to those who've encountered welcome to covered california. new, afforda
a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says they've worked out most of the bugs. now the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. the president will be joined by people who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> cover california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for this program. they're not required to enroll and can instead advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and for families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a federal report says the commission planning to revoke city college of san fransisco's accreditation should be given one year to fix its own problems. the department of education reports the accrediting commission violated regulations in its review of city college. the commission failed to get enough egg educators on its evaluation teams as required. the rep
. >> the obama administration says that they have met their goal have of the health-care website working smoothly for most users. the administration had set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running. they launched this two months ago but it was plaque with technical problems. the administration officials and on the wall the website is running smoother than it was once before, users could still face error messages. >> a truck carrying 8 t of fireworks were set on fire after a traffic accident in south china's guangdong por vince. province. firefighters received reports of a truck on fire and loud noises of fireworks. the explosion caused evacuation's in nearby homes. no injuries were reported. >> isralei prime minister benjamin and netanyahu is under fire today on allegations they he is beiliving overly expensive. in a document released by civil liberties group, they reported that he spent more than $900,000 and flowers and candles in 2012. that includes $1,700 on scented candles and $23,000 on flour rise was at his home in jerusalem. israelis have long accused the prime mini
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the nation's health-care system. the public policy institute of california from just 44% of voters are in favor of the affordable care act while the same percentage to do not approve of the law. this is despite two-thirds of the uninsured residents who said they plan on getting coverage by nec's share now that it is more available. at the same time, the job or graying has taken a hit, a 51 percent of californians approved. that matches a record low from two years ago and is now down 10 points from last summer. >> nobody deal yet in washington. republican paul ryan and democrat party patty murray are narrowing down the issues in the potential spending bill. the two sides to try to close at $100 billion gap. the bill currently funding the government runs out mid january. >> the time is 7:21 a.m.. scientists say that whoever stole of radioactive material in mexico and removed it from the container will not have long to live. a truck caring the kobolds-68 was stolen from a gas station on monday. authorities located the truck and the dangerous material wednesday, but the kobold-60 was r
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